News from GC

Tony Hennessy on the 12ft Cadet Dinghy Centenary Reunion & Regatta

Dear Members, The Australian 12ft Cadet Dinghy has a long and proud history and was sailed by some of Australia’s best sailors including American Cup skippers James Hardy and Jock Sturrock. I would like to give a special plug for the upcoming Australian 12ft Cadet Dinghy Open Australian Championships and Centenary Reunion Function that will be held at RBYC …
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Tony Hennessy on the 12ft Cadet Dinghy  Centenary Reunion & Regatta

General News

Clean Marina Accreditation

New Accreditation
Over the past few months RBYC has been going through the process of being able to call itself a Clean Marina. We are happy to say that last week we got confirmation that we are now officially accredited and an International Clean Marina. RBYC now appears on the MIA website as a Clean Marina and is also listed on the …
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OAKS Day in Review

Fortune Favours the Brave When Wednesday twilight sailing was cancelled and rain squalls came through overnight, many wondered about the wisdom of "Oaks Day lunch on the lawn". However, fortune favours the brave and when staff arrived at 6:00 am Thursday to set up, the future was looking decidedly brighter. Within hours the yard was sparkling and gorgeous, ready to …
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OAKS Day Review

Sailing/Marina Office News

Sail Melbourne Volunteers' Needed

The Sail Melbourne regatta is earlier this year running Nov 30th - Dec 3rd. We are still looking for race management volunteers to help. The key roll's we have are
Rhib drivers and crew for the rescue boats
Rhib drivers and Cew for mark laying boats
Beach Support (trolley management )
This is a magnificent event and as always the success is down to the team of dedicated volunteers'
So If you feel you are able to help please can you contact the sailing office

Why did my Pursuit Start time change?

Pursuit start times are not a fixed number and they can change from week to week even if you haven’t sailed for a few weeks. The first concept to understand is that your pursuit start time is not your “handicap”. The system uses your Performance Handicap number AND the estimated time for the race in calculating start times for the …
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Why did my Pursuit Start time change?

Training News

School Holiday Programs

Week 1: Dec 11th - 15th - Limited Spaces
Week 2: Dec 18th - 22nd
Week 3: Jan 8th - 12th - Almost Full
Week 4: Jan 15th - 19th
Week 5: Jan 22nd 25th

Tackers and OutThere 1,2 & 3 - 9am -12pm
Green Fleet, YRS & 29er's 1pm - 4pm

Upcoming Adult Courses

Keelboat Sailing
18th & 19th Nov- FULL
9th & 16th Dec
10th &17th Dec

Keel Boat News

Sailing Lifts Your Spirits

Information Night Thursday 16 November Sailing Lifts Your Spirits is back for the summer season and on Thursday there is a kickoff meeting for everyone: whether you have been involved in the past, curious about what we are doing or are already keen to get involved So please join us, this Thursday evening (16 Nov), in the RBYC Members Bar …
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Sailing Lifts Your Spirits

OTB News

Sunday OTB held 3 races for a fleet of 15 Lasers and 6 Quests. Paul Pascoe and the race management team delivered their usual professional performance adjusting courses to the shifting breeze without missing a beat!
The Laser fleet enjoyed close racing in the building sea breeze with Owen McMahon and Matt Blakey emerging victorious overall in the ILCA6 and ILCA7s respectively.
The junior fleet had a blast in the club Quests as the wind built to a solid 20 knots. RBYC OTB coaches did an awesome job helping the young sailors navigate their boats around the race course under reefed mains. A few capsizes and a lot of beaming smiles. No doubt a memorable experience for our future sailing champs.
Thursday night OTB sailing provided another 4 tight sprint races followed by dinner and refreshments. A real mid week treat!


Sail Melbourne this year is running 30th November - 3rd December 23. If you are not sailing in this regatta and you have a boat in the yard we will need you to take it off site no latter tha 22nd November. This is to allow for the visiting boats. We appreciate your cooperation .

Cruising News

THIS FRIDAY: November Guest Speaker Dinner - Nov 17th. Our November Guest Speaker is Rod Cuthbert - Six months Cruising Southern Tasmania. Late last year, Rod departed Melbourne in Halcyon and crossed Bass Strait for what was initially planned to be six weeks of cruising and exploring the East Coast of Tasmania. Six months of extensive cruising these in these …
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Cruising Group News

Club News

Wednesday meal Special

Draw Date:10 Nov 2023
No Winner

Next draw 17 Nov. 2023 jackpots to
Hans-Joachim Ohlert Social
Xue Luo Crew Plus
Winston McGowen Intermediate
Andrew Crawshaw Crew Plus
Mark Franklin Social
Rodney Sekulich Social
Leanne Grant Social Extra
'Thank you to all who have supported our annual fundraiser.
Your orders will be available from 8 December from the RBYC office.'


Click on the image above to go to the ORCV home page or use the below links
19 Nov: Safety and Sea Survival Course (SSSC)

25 Nov: West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint 2

26 Dec: Cock of the Bay

27 Dec: Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster